About Mrs Schneider

I teach music at St Teresa’s and Poplar Primary in the London Borough of Merton. I am interested in using blogging to teach music. I love twitter, reading, radio 4 and I am a HUGE fan of The Archers

Goodbye year 6!

Every year I feel sad saying goodbye to year 6 but this year is especially poignant. My very first year at St Teresa’s was when the current year 6 cohort were in year 1. They are the very first year group I have taught throughout their whole time at primary school.

So year 6, you have a special place in my heart. I have watched you develop, grow and mature into the kind, caring, creative young people you now are. I would love it if you could leave me a comment telling me what music lessons have meant to you. Do you have any particular memories that you would like to share? Are there any particular songs or music projects that stand out for you? I would also like you to tell me what you hope to achieve musically at High School.

It has been a joy to teach you. I wish you the very best. I will share you a quote from Michelle Obama

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious, and hope can take on a life of its own.” – Michelle Obama

Year 4 feedback from instrument project

Dear year 4,

This has been the first year we have run the instrument project. Could you please give some advice to next years year 4 groups? It would be really helpful if you could pass on some of the the important things you have learned this year.

Tom, James and Joe have asked me to pass on their thank yous for the wonderful cards and messages you gave them. They really appreciate them!

So please can you think back to the music project, pass on some advice and tell me what you thought of the instrument lessons.

Remember to just use your first name!

Many thanks,
Mrs Schneider

Winning year 6 songs 2017

Year 6 have been learning about songwriting. They spent the summer term composing their own songs. This is not easy! It took lots of hard work and determination. we picked some of the best songs to professionally record.

And the winners are ….

Huge thank you to Mr Williams for acting as our session musician, John and Bill at Crown Lane Studios who were completely AWESOME and to Mr Dachtler for making this incredible project possible.

Recording Year 6 songs

On Friday Ms Malone, mr Williams and and I went to Crown Lane Studio’s to spend the day recording songs that year 6 had written. It was hard work and took huge amounts of concentration. We managed to get 7 songs recorded!

This video will give you an idea of the day.

As soon as the songs are ready I will put them up. Watch this space!